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"Portillo's unblinking use of unadorned history gives a strong sense of the dramatic riches that lie buried beneath many of this country's Mexican roots"
—The Hollywood Reporter
Best Five Docs of the Year, International Documentary Association
Golden Gate Awards, Special Jury Prize, San Francisco Intl. Film Festival
Best Documentary, Mostra Internacional de Films de Donnes, Barcelona
THE DEVIL NEVER SLEEPS
by Lourdes Portillo
Informed by a phone call of the mysterious death of her wealthy Mexican uncle Oscar, filmmaker Lourdes Portillo travels to Mexico to learn the truth. While the death is officially ruled a suicide, Portillo's relatives claim murder, offering several possible suspects including a business partner, a ranch hand and Oscar's young widow, who stands to inherit everything. Portillo unravels a complicated web of family secrets, intrigue, rumor and betrayal that makes murder seem ever more likely, yet ever more obscure.
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